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Armenian Genocide recalled

Friday, March 27, 2015

The author of an award-winning memoir will help St. Cloud State recall the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1922.

Meline Toumani, the Armenian-American author of the "There Was and There Was Not," will speak 7 p.m. April 15 in Ritsche Auditorium and host an informal conversation 10 a.m. April 16 in Voyageurs Room, Atwood Memorial Center. Her 2014 memoir about living in Turkey was a finalist for the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award.

The 2002 film drama "Ararat" will be screened 6:30 p.m. April 22 in the Atwood Theater.

  • View the events poster (PDF)

All events are free and open to the public. Participants in the April 16 conversation must register with an email to chge@stcloudstate.edu. Parking is $1.50 an hour at the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp.

Though it began a century ago, Armenian Genocide remains a source of current pain and conflict. That the genocide happened is a matter of historical record. As many as 1.5 million Armenians were systematically exterminated in the Ottomon Empire, with many dying on death marches and in concedntration camps. Turkey, the chief heir of the former empire, denies the genocide and does not have diplomatic relations with the tiny Republic of Armenia.

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